After sampling, testing and frankly - stroking - many different types of paper from some of the world's best paper mills, I've selected Mohawk as the new standard for BOUND, because no other paper has the same reputation for quality, consistency and uniformity.
Whilst I've always used premium quality paper, I needed a reliable supply of the very finest papers from a brand whose name is synonymous with world class quality. A recent chance meeting with the M.D. of an excellent print company solved my supplier woes (thanks, Mark at Epic!)
Mohawk paper is exceptionally smooth, takes all inks beautifully and is a delight to use.
Guest Books, Journals, Sketchbooks and Notebooks now contain Mohawk Superfine Smooth White 118 gsm paper and Memory Books use 216 gsm. Mohawk Superfine is the world's standard for premium uncoated paper. First produced in the 1940s to meet the demands of a new generation of artists and printers, today Mohawk Superfine represents the highest quality paper available.
If you're ordering from the Ready To Ship Collection which contains books made before the switch, feel free to enquire exactly which paper your selection contains.
Produced from 100% virgin fibre, Mohawk Superfine is acid-free and archival, making it ideal for writing and artwork. It is FSC and Green e-certified, guaranteed to come from well-managed forests and responsibly harvested, manufactured with windpower with zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Speciality artists papers continue to be available on request, so if you have a preferred paper for pastels, charcoal, watercolour and so on, I would be delighted to bind a book using exactly the paper you prefer.
Image copyright Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. 2014
All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy cartridge paper; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have 192 pages of cartridge paper, counted all sides. 'Slim' books have 96 pages. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books.
|A4 Large Portrait||12 inches or 305 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A4 Large Landscape||8.5 inches or 215 mm||12 inches or 305 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Landscape||6 inches or 155 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Portrait||8.5 inches or 215 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1.5 inches or 35 mm|
|A6 Small Landscape||4.5 inches or 114 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A6 Small Portrait||6 inches or 155 mm||4.5 inches or 114 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
104 pages of 100gsm paper
|One Size||3 inches or 76 mm||2.25 inches or 60 mm||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
60 pages of 130 gsm paper
|One Size||6 inches or 148 mm approx.||4.5 inches or 108 mm approx.||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|A4 Large||297 mm or 11.5 inches approx.||205mm or 8.25 inches approx.||64 pages|
|A5 Medium||210 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||145 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||56 pages|
|A6 Small||150 mm or 6 inches approx.||100 mm or 4 inches approx.||48 pages|
|A7 Pocket||106 mm or 4.25 inches approx.||72 mm or 2.75 inches approx.||40 pages|
8 pages of heavy cartridge paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|